A picture tells a thousand words. Taufik Hidayat once again conquered top seed Lee Chong Wei. This time in the French Open 2008 Men Singles Semi Finals.

Their previous encouter was the Macau Open 2008 Finals. Taufik easily defeated Chong Wei.

Chong Wei was a man with a mission this time around. Chong Wei fought back gallantly and took the first set. While i was watching, i thought it was going to be Chong Wei in the finals as Taufik has spent more time on court compared to Taufik.

To my surprised, Taufik came out charging and started to increased the tempo of the match. Taufik was at his best and when he’s at his best, even Chong Wei also cant stop him.

In the end, Taufik qualified for the finals with a 16-21, 21-14, 21-12 in 56 minutes. Taufik did a double on Chong wei and yes we are going have a fully motivated Taufik Hidayat is back on court.

Chong Wei really need to work something with his mental preparation as he seems to have a mental block whenever playing with top players especially Taufik and Lin Dan.

The next Super Series even will be the China Open Super Series. Seeded Entries for the China Open Super Series seedings can be obtained from the link.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

Part VII


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  • Clarence 7 years ago

    Thanks for the wonderful videos… i hope more to come and do you have women´s singles semi-final as well?(french open)… thanks a lot…

  • thanks a lot for these wonderful videos…..
    hope more vids from you, guys..
    keep your best …..

  • ningz 7 years ago

    this video are excellent
    taufik and lee chong wei are also good player
    and french open is good all people to watch

  • Peter 7 years ago

    What a superb match! It’s such a shame Taufik lost to Gade in the finals! Grrrr XD

  • eddyardianto 7 years ago

    taufik is back…i love to see him playing like this..Bravo taufik

  • Joshua Nicor 7 years ago

    exciting… love it!!! thank you for your site…
    i’m a badminton addict!!!
    i hope this site can help me to be a better badminton player…

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  • To Jason

    Remember LCW had food poisoning during Indian Open? hence BAM, in today’s New Straits Times, a Malaysian chef might accompany the team to India during 2009 World Chanpionship.


    Actually, even as a traveller, our Australian Government had this advice fir travel to India.

    “Never drink from the tape ( in Australia, we do as water quality is very high) unless you want to committ “kamikaze”, drink only from bottled water, don’t eat any salad. If possible, have your meals at a 5-star hotel and hear this “when you have your shower, keep your mouth close and brush your teeth only with bottled water” How do I pass this message to BAM?